Joe Towns Jr
Family and Personal:
Rep. Towns is a businessman and entrepreneur. He is also co-founder of C.U.T.E.C Anti Crime Organization.
He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Men of Progress, 100 Black Men, and the Gardenview Home Owner Association.
Councils and Boards:
He is Assistant Democratic Leader.
Rep. Joe Towns: (D) Member, Commerce Committee, Transportation Committee, Transportation Subcommittee. He voted with TLRC on eight bills, and against us on twelve with four no-votes. His vote score is 49%. Towns co-sponsored one of the TLRC favored bills:
SB0115/HB0116 – Garrett/Haile – Human/sex traffickers often transport groups of victims in trucks. Under this law commercial driver’s license (CDL) will be denied for life for those convicted of human/sex trafficking (passed).
Towns usually votes with his fellow party members against strong constitutional bills and supporting those that are neutral or more profligate with tax-payer money and expansive of government. He does not seem to fully understand the principles of freedom embodied in our constitution. His constitutional score is a four out of ten. Of the fourteen bills he sponsored, one of them passed into law:
HB1497 Fireworks – As enacted, makes various changes to the process for certification as an outdoor fireworks display operator, proximate pyrotechnic display operator, or flame effect display operator.
We look forward to back-to-normal conditions at the capitol and hope to find more common ground in the 2022 session.